Archive | June, 2014

10 Non-Dairy High Calcium Foods that May Surprise You

Calcium—we all know that it’s important for keeping our bones strong, and that drinking milk is a good way to get it. But what if you’re lactose intolerant and milk products aren’t an option? Or what if you just don’t like the idea of drinking something that comes from a cow? What is calcium? Why […]

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You’re Too Young To have Cancer: How to Tell Your Family About Your Diagnosis

From the moment the doctor confirms your diagnosis, you may think of how cancer will affect your work, your physical appearance, and your social life, especially as a young adult under age 40. You may ask yourself, “Where do I even begin talking to those closest to me about having cancer?” Figuring out how to […]

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5 Important Questions to Ask When Choosing Your OB/GYN

You’re pregnant. Yay! Now, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and find a very important person—your new OB/GYN. Most of us know the basic questions to ask before choosing an OB/GYN: Does she take my insurance? Is her office conveniently located? Source: American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology But, there are other considerations that […]

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Is Your Spouse Sabotaging Your Weight Loss?

The wedding was beautiful and so was the honeymoon. Notice the past tense: was. You’ve been married for a while now and it’s time to face the facts—you’ve both gained weight. And you can’t ignore it any longer. Your spouse thinks it’s time to stop making excuses. But when you finally do take that first […]

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In Sickness and in Health: Being Your Partner’s Caretaker After A Serious Diagnosis

Life changes immediately after your spouse or partner is diagnosed with a chronic illness. The diagnosis affects more than just them. It affects the entire family, especially you. Sure other family and friends may be supportive, but you, as the spouse, will likely bear the brunt of the household responsibilities. A serious, life-changing diagnosis, like […]

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